If you have a child in grade school, you might be making plans to send Valentine’s Day treats into school with your child on Valentine’s Day. Many schools allow classrooms to have class parties for holidays and special occasions, Valentine’s Day being one of them. If your child’s class allows for a party, or for you to send in special treats to share with the class, there are a lot of fun ways to participate. A little planning and preparation will have you ready for the special day. Decide on what type of Valentine’s Day treats you want to send in, and then go from there. Will it be something edible, a prize of some sort, or something that your child can help make and share with their classmates?
Sweet treats are a common choice for a Valentine’s Day party. It’s best to make homemade treats (if allowed), so that they ingredients are fresh, and the treats aren’t filled with junk. Check with the school or the teacher to see if the classroom is a peanut free zone. If anyone in the classroom has a peanut allergy (or other type of nuts), anything with nuts will be off limites. You may also want to check to see if any of the kids in the class have any other allergies (gluten, etc.).
Cupcakes are fun, easy to make from scratch, and they’re easy to transport. Kids can easily eat them without utensils, and any extras can be sent home with the teacher, or sent back home to your house. Choose Valentine cupcake liners and red or pink candy hearts for the decorations. Michaels has 40% off Valentine’s Day Party baking supplies. If you like to make sweet treats, you could also make Valentine cake pops. You’ll just need melting chocolate, and cake pop or lollipop sticks. Add sprinkles for decoration, and tie a red ribbon around each one. You could even make chocolate covered pretzels or Oreo cookies! Make a variety, and let the kids choose their favorites.
If you want to go a different route, consider putting together Valentine’s Day treats bags for the entire class. You can purchase cellophane bags, and then add all sorts of candies and prizes to fill up the bags. Party City is a great place to find fillers for treat bags. Just fill them up with goodies like little toys, candies, etc. You might even be able to find temporary tattoos, stickers, small packs of crayons and coloring pages. If you spend $125.00+, save $20.00 at Party City. Add your child’s name to the bag with a personalized sticker. Zazzle has a lot of great sticker options, and right now, you can save 60% off your sticker order.
Don’t forget to bring along a special Valentine for the teacher. A simple vase with flowers would look beautiful on the teacher’s desk. You might even bring a special trinket, like a red scarf, a pair of earrings, or a tray that can be kept on the desk. A gift card is also a thoughtful gift. Select a store that the teacher can purchase classroom supplies at- chances are they will be extremely appreciative, since so many teachers have to purchase so many classroom supplies out of their own pockets.
Valentine’s Day is special, and with your help, your child can have a magical day at school, showing their friends just how much they mean to them!